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Present your views on how to deal with Teenage Crime After reading both articles, "The Sunshine Isle" extract from the Daily Mail and the "Cops and Teeny Boppers" article from the internet, my opinion has strengthened, as rewarding juvenile delinquents is outrageous. Both articles present their views on how to deal with teenage crime but none of them give out a clear message on how exactly to reduce crime. In my opinion, these children aged 13 to 16 must be dealt with, and must be dealt with properly. Sending them abroad on a holiday of a lifetime is not the answer. They get to indulge themselves on the grounds of the former hotel and expect to be sent on holiday again if they commit the crime. This gives the wrong message to the delinquents and everyone else. The felonious teenagers believe that this is the worst they will get therefore there's no true consequence for them. The communities surrounding these offenders will think that it's absurd as their children do well and receive no recognition for it. Their states of mind won't function properly if they unwind in the sun. They will be taught during the day, true, but they will do so by enjoying trips around Jamaica. ...read more.


It is outrageous because in effect of this, well behaved teenagers get totally baffled. Well behaved teenagers know the difference between right and wrong and take the fact that these Juvenile delinquents get a free holiday as an insult to their intelligence. It is not fair to send misbehaved children to sunny Jamaica whilst well behaved teenagers have to stay in rainy Britain. These trusts should read the book from the back and Reward well behaved children, this might encourage badly behaved teenagers to end the antisocial behaviour and start behaving. It works both ways but why reward the bad who don't deserve the holiday if, it would probably be as effective to reward the good. The holidays, costing �5000 do not have any evidence of them going to work in the long run. Whereas they might change the view of some teenagers, you cannot change everyone's state of mind. Instead of sending these delinquents on holiday, only the future offenders who are willing to change should get the privilege of being sent on these holidays. The others will then find out the hard way; when they've grown-up and maybe sent to prison for committing a crime, a crime they worked their way up to. The PAYES scheme set up in Merseyside deal with teenage crime in a different way, and in my opinion they deal with it more suitably. ...read more.


This could be boredom and therefore more facilities should be available for them but if more was available then they might damage property around that area. Many homeowners would protest against having the centre near their home. I do believe that all teenagers should be treated evenly. If juvenile teenagers get to go on holiday, then they must not be allowed to go for free. If well behaved teenagers must pay, then so be it for these offenders. I do not agree with the fact that so much money should be spent on holidays for delinquents and that a different method should be considered to deal with teenage crime. Teenagers should not be offered a holiday and more of the vacation money should go to the people who want it; the police because with a loophole in the law, officers could lock up teenager under the age of eighteen. The law is therefore the wall between crime and how to cut it down. With child abuse increasingly being watched over it becomes harder for police officers and adults to deal with teenagers. In theory they have the right to thump adults but if an adult thumped them, it would be a completely different matter. Therefore, in favour of the police, they should receive the right to use their physical strength to prevent teenage tearaways. Jason Lee Williams 1 English Coursework ...read more.

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